USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1978-029-FA

Other ID: 66

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James S. Booth

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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Scientific Purpose/Goals: Determine the bearing capacity of calcarenites in various environments and under differing energy regimes; measure current velocities for analysis of sediment scour susceptibility.


Start Date: 1978-09-18

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End Date: 1978-09-25

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Equipment Used: In-situ Cone Penetrometer

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Samples: 21.

Staff: James S. Booth, Ronald C. Circe, Richard Farrow

Affiliate Staff:
Quenton Dokken

Notes: Original Center People field contained: USGS-Corpus Christi: Jim Booth - Ch. Sci., Ronald C. Circe, Quenton Dokken, Richard Farrow, Jack Kindinger.


Key Largo, Florida Keys, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 25.3 South: 25 West: -80.7 East: -80.25


photo of Sea Angel
Sea Angel


Booth, J.S., Farrow, Richard A., Wiley, George N., and Circe, Ronald C., 1982, Determination and analysis of bearing capacity of calcarenites off the Florida Keys: 17 URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
In-situ Cone Penetrometer ---